Grateful Dead Live at Freedom Hall on 1974-06-18
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
This has been commercially released as "Road Trips Vol2. #3"
d1t01 - The Promised Land
d1t02 - It Must Have Been The Roses
d1t03 - Black Throated Wind
d1t04 - Ramble On Rose
d1t05 - Beat It On Down The Line
d1t06 - Loser
d1t07 - Mexicali Blues
d1t08 - Eyes Of The World ->
d1t09 - China Doll
d1t10 - Around And Around
d2t01 - Loose Lucy
d2t02 - El Paso
d2t03 - Row Jimmy
d2t04 - Weather Report Suite ->
d2t05 - The Other One ->
d2t06 - It's A Sin Jam ->
d2t07 - Stella Blue
d2t08 - Big River
d3t01 - Tennessee Jed
d3t02 - Sugar Magnolia
d3t03 - Morning Dew
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|The Promised Land|
|It Must Have Been The Roses|
|Black Throated Wind|
|Ramble On Rose|
|Beat It On Down The Line|
|Eyes Of The World ->|
|Around And Around|
|Weather Report Suite ->|
|The Other One ->|
|It's A Sin Jam ->|
-- Set 2 is seamless
-- This is a remaster of shnid=32528
-- I worked on the levels, removed the DC Offset and cleaned up a few things
-- Thanks to everyone who worked on this before me...it sounds great
- CD -> Samplitude Professional v10.02 -> FLAC
- Louisville, KY
- This has been commercially released as "Road Trips Vol2. #3"
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Freedom Hall
Subject: Best Show Ever
Subject: My Old Kentucky Home
Subject: definitely one of the greatest ever
Keith & Jer interplay
the incredible sound quality (oh to have felt THAT experience !)
and yes indeedy, the superlative second set is a mind-blower.
Subject: cant hear it
Subject: one of the greats
I cannot be objective about it. I was 15 years old and looking for something to believe in, and the Dead were there, touring, ready for my hard-reappropriated bucks, and tapes like this were the theory, the justification, which came much more erratically from the f'd up middle-aged addicts who comprised the good old, old Grateful Dead.
You will find stellar versions of Eyes, TN Jed, Stella, and Morning Dew. Maybe others. I love the interposition of It's a Sin, a tune nobody knew until Deadbase, and I never cared for it anywhere else. I still love Phil's comments: 'yeah, maybe YOU need the three cents!'
For further research on June 1974, check Eyes->Big River on 6/16, and 8/6 while you're at it. The second set here is majestic; I love it still.
Abundance has changed our appreciation of this incredible band. Who even cares when everything is right here on archive, and nobody needs connections to get it. BUT this is what you're here for.
Subject: The One in KY
Recommended Source: Road Trips Volume 2 Number 3, when applicable. Otherwise gd1974-06-18.89690.
The Promised Land [3:16] ;
It Must Have Been The Roses [5:03] ;
Black Throated Wind [6:41] ;
Ramble On Rose [6:13] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:17] ;
Loser [6:29] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:09] ;
Eyes Of The World [15:16] >;
China Doll [5:54] ;
Around And Around [5:12]
Loose Lucy [5:01] ;
El Paso [4:04] ;
Row Jimmy ;
Weather Report Suite Prelude [1:21] >;
Weather Report Suite Part 1 [4:37] >;
Let It Grow [8:54] >;
Jam [10:46] >;
The Other One [19:17] >;
It's A Sin Jam >;
Stella Blue [8:10] ;
Big River ;
Tennessee Jed ;
Encore Morning Dew [12:13]
Comments: only "It's A Sin Jam"
Promised Land is not from the official release and starts off with massive sound issues! They are mainly ironed out quickly, and the balance is almost right by the end of the song.
IMHBTR, the balance issues are still pretty bad, unfortunate for a song that needs the vox to be there.
BTW, and during another vox focused song, they get it fixed. Strong guitar work during the finale.
Mexicali is fun.
The Eyes starts off in a nice rhythm, then slows down a bit right away as Keith attempts to play lounge riffs. Jerry won't let him bring it down though and forces funkiness back into it. Jerry keeps forcing the issue, and eventually prevails, as Keith puts some more emphasis into his playing. A great Eyes of the World results. During the 7 minute stretch Jerry does attempt to go into a Slipknot, but then aborts, instead waiting for the jam to develop a bit more before hitting the theme later in the 8th minute, though again it never fully opens up. The jam in the 12th minute is great, though the return again and again to the Slipknot outro theme is somewhat disrupting, I wish they had let it keep going unabated. A somber China Doll finished the duo out nicely.
Around x2 allows Bobby to get his rock star on.
Loose Lucy doesn't really do it for me, but you can see the bluesy direction that Jerry and Keith are headed in to start the 2nd set.
El Paso is great, energetic, just what the doctor ordered.
Row Jimmy = boring
WRS>LIG>Jam>TOO>It's a Sin Jam>Stella Blue
It's been a while since I've listened to this fabled meat sequence, so I'm going in with a virtually clean slate. The prelude and part I of WRS are well done, and Jerry is in great tone, as is Bob (both vocally and on guitar). LIG proves the same, with some nice noodles. The outro jam features a nice, melodious noodle entree, with Billy going out of his mind. Jerry takes a minute to figure out where he is going next, laying low, and the real departure takes place around 1 minute into the "jam" track. This jam stays pretty mellow until about the 6 minute mark when there is somewhat of a return to the LIG theme. Phil finally moves things forward with a strategic bombing run into TOO. Things get weird quickly after the verse is complete, to great effect, then falling into deep space before the 6 minute mark of the track... the jam is almost Orbital, and I realize this is well before the orbital era, but I believe Ned is out there adding some serious weirdness, which by the 10th minute is clearly headed to the outer reaches of the universe. It then finds a jazzy form around 12 minutes in, and Jerry begins back into recognizable notes. It's a Sin finds a natural home in this, bringing the jazz more into the Blues, and then they emerge with Stella Bluesssssss.
Big River is as fun as they come, nice Jerry with flourishes of noodles to groove you.
TN Jed is a nice psychedelic ride to end Jerry's vox to the set, great build up at the end with everyone fully in synch.
Encore: Morning Dew has a strong opening note from Phil, and Jerry's subsequent intro is perfect. Well performed, it is a nice send off to a fantastic show.
The first set, while mainly enjoyable, is a bit inconsistent, though the Eyes>China Doll is a solid effort. The second set has some trouble with consistency as well, though the creative energy you find makes up for it more, in particular during the famous meat sequence.
At the start of the 1st set, the circulating source is pretty rough, which likely explains why the whole show wasn't turned into an official release. The official release and remainder of the circulating material is fine.
Subject: Eyes, WRS > Dew
Once we get all that settled, when Loser begins, it's off to the moon. This track displays the ease with which they played the best of their shows - listen to Jerry's vocals and Keith's lovely piano interplay as the final chorus starts.
Bobby's Weather Report never sounded so lovely. I think this is a prototype playing of his mournful, humble, sublime suite; the extended jam that follows breaks down into one of the most prolonged 'meltdown'-space morass-puddles I can remember; Phil winds up and they slingshot into the Other One, again broken down into a delicate, strange-alien interplay between Bobby and Jerry, before this rahter bright, Kentucky-inspired blues jam leads us up and back to the surface, and into Stella. This is absolutely *knockout* stuff, yo.
And, it being '74, they're not done at Stella, not by a long shot. Stick this one out to the end! Miller's source here will do you fine for the complete show (sans the first half of the first set, depending on how uptight you are); don't bother with that miserable Road Trips release. This muddy, mechanical, silvery Wall of Sound board is what you want; just gotta poke around...
Subject: How do I listen to this uncut show?
Subject: Let us go see the beauty this show represents
Subject: Its a Sin Jam
Subject: the best
Subject: Old Kentucky Home
Subject: Free the Boards...
Subject: An ethereal performance
Subject: "We could use the three cents"
Subject: loose what?
Subject: My Favorite Morning Dew
This is my favorite Dew of all time. 1974 had some of the best Dews, and this is the best of 1974. It rises and falls, with introspection and power. Jerry and Keith do an amazing duet that is like a dance during a quiet section near the end. This duet builds to the climax at the end. Dew lovers, listen to this now.
Subject: steamripper this show
Subject: Downloads: 38
GREAT STUFF! But how can this be down loaded 38 times?